Jay A

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 17, 2004

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I actually don't get it. I can see a sales tax when purchasing from a store inside one's own state. After all, the store is using state and local facilities to run its business. But why on earth should my state profit from me buying something from another state?
What has my state done to earn a penny on the transaction?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 23:54 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)
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nickolas84: DPreview thanks for this article.

I have to point out though that sensor size has nothing to do with low light performance. If anything it is against it for the rest of the reasons mentioned here...
It is the aperture of the lens and the amount of light this lets through that is the critical parameter. The rest like sensor technology and post processing seem to be better on smaller sensors.
...and for a given aperture size*, the lenses themselves are smaller. Just compare the RX100 III-V lens to any APSC kit lens (that usually has smaller reach!)

*I refer to the actual or equivalent aperture, not the nominal F number.

"sensor size has nothing to do with low light performance"

I agree 100%. Unfortunately there are just too many bloggers around who would want you to think otherwise.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 17:19 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1058 comments in total)

One thing that everyone seems to constantly miss is that no matter what size sensor you shoot with, the image is enlarged for viewing, sometimes very little, sometimes a lot. A full frame sensor does not need to be enlarged as much as an APS-C to get X sized print. I am sorry if not too many people see any difference but to a trained eye, an APS-C image does NOT look the same as a full frame one. The less you have to enlarge to achieve X sized final image, the more apparent depth to objects within the 2d photograph you retain. This was true during the film days, and it is still true today. Day by day, I compare APS-C to full frame images of the same subject matter. I can detect which is which almost 100% of the time. It's this apparent depth to objects (or lack thereof) that I see a difference in. It is subtle yes, but so is the difference in sound between a $2000 and a $200,000 stereo system (a decent analogy). Again, I am sorry if most people cannot see this, but it's there.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 17:02 UTC as 225th comment | 1 reply

Just what everyone needs.
I really wish I never got rid of my Motorola Startac. Best phone I ever owned.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 06:07 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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Jay A: For the life of me, I don't see any striping in either the original nor in the fixed shot of the model's face above. They both look exactly the same and when I click back and forth between the two, nothing changes.
What am I missing?

OK I think I got it now...they are very thin vertical lines with no color. They almost look like scratches. Correct?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 15:56 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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Jay A: For the life of me, I don't see any striping in either the original nor in the fixed shot of the model's face above. They both look exactly the same and when I click back and forth between the two, nothing changes.
What am I missing?

Ya know comments such as "a good monitor" or "make an eye exam appointment" etc, do nothing to help. My eyes are good, my monitor is excellent and I honestly see no difference between the two images. Perhaps, just maybe for some reason, my computer has a glitch or something whereby I am ONLY seeing the corrected image whether I click on original or fixed? Rather than being sarcastic and condescending how bout if someone points out just WHAT and WHERE I should be looking to see this??
Are the stripes vertical? Horizontal? Where on her face are they?
If I look VERY closely, I DO see some very thin vertical lines on her forehead, hardly able to be seen unless I almost bury my head against the monitor, but I see these in BOTH the original and fixed versions. At any rate, is THIS it?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)
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Jay A: For the life of me, I don't see any striping in either the original nor in the fixed shot of the model's face above. They both look exactly the same and when I click back and forth between the two, nothing changes.
What am I missing?

Well I'm using a 27" iMac retina display, probably the best monitor I have ever used, so I doubt it's that. What exactly should I be looking at on her face? I honestly see nothing different between the two images, original and fixed.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 15:45 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)

For the life of me, I don't see any striping in either the original nor in the fixed shot of the model's face above. They both look exactly the same and when I click back and forth between the two, nothing changes.
What am I missing?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 15:40 UTC as 143rd comment | 10 replies

Can anyone tell me how to get into full frame mode? All I can figure out is to go to mount adapter settings in the menus but it is greyed out (presumably because I have a GF lens on the camera and not an adapted lens with an adapter (???)
I see no other way to get into full frame mode.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 18:58 UTC as 4th comment

If the camera industry really wants to see more cameras sold going forward it is going to have to lower prices. Only so many people are going to lay out thousands of dollars for cameras only to do so again and again when their's is replaced by a new one with marginal improvements.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 05:15 UTC as 8th comment
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hfjacinto: So Canon will give us light up buttons and swivel display but not a high DR sensor? I guess this will sell as (as far as I know) Nikon doesn't have light buttons.

Don't the Nikon D500, D7500 and D850 have lit buttons?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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Jay A: I'm sorry but some of the responses here seem to be coming from misogynistic men who have no clue nor do not care about a woman's right to a job without her having to deal with unwanted sexual advances. While I am sure there are many whores who give in to the advances of the predators especially in Hollywood, no one should have to be subject to this kind of thing in order to secure a decent and respectful job.

"Then say firmly NO and complain to authorities at spot. Not years after."
This COMPLETELY misses the point! We happen to be living in a society where this behavior is tolerated and repeated over and over in certain industries.
Just say firmly NO and complain to authorities does nothing to stop this tolerance. Weinstein had a contract which gave him a slap on the wrist for what he did. It should have been a contract which threw him in jail. Sexual harassment is in many states (especially the one in which he worked) illegal.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

I'm sorry but some of the responses here seem to be coming from misogynistic men who have no clue nor do not care about a woman's right to a job without her having to deal with unwanted sexual advances. While I am sure there are many whores who give in to the advances of the predators especially in Hollywood, no one should have to be subject to this kind of thing in order to secure a decent and respectful job.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:26 UTC as 57th comment | 17 replies
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (175 comments in total)

So seriously, how is this better than just attaching any one of a number of different sized LCD panels of your choice to the hot shoe?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)

So how many are returning their 28 F1.4E and going with the 1.8G instead because Nikon changed their list to include the 1.8?
Or is this just a typo?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 53rd comment

If this would only encourage Nikon to resurrect the F2, my life would be complete!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply

Nice idea but it honestly makes me wonder why, if Nikon feels that people have a need to copy slides or negatives, have they not supported their own film scanners for years.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:25 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
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Jay A: I think these equivalence discussions/explanations have done more harm for most people than any one single aspect of digital photography. It has led to many people believing that the same lens, shutter speed, F-stop, ISO combination will give different exposure (lighter or darker image) results if used with different sized sensors. This is just not so. Using a 50mm lens at 1/125, F5.6 and an ISO of 100 will give the SAME exposure (lighter or darker resulting image) whether a full frame sensor, an APS-C sensor, or a medium format sensor is used. The only difference will be that the field of view changes, the noise level changes and the depth-of-field changes.

Chris2201, I did read it, no reason to be insulting to me. I am merely stating that after reading countless articles about "equivalence" I have seen more people confused with misconceptions than people who actually learned anything.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 19:47 UTC

I think these equivalence discussions/explanations have done more harm for most people than any one single aspect of digital photography. It has led to many people believing that the same lens, shutter speed, F-stop, ISO combination will give different exposure (lighter or darker image) results if used with different sized sensors. This is just not so. Using a 50mm lens at 1/125, F5.6 and an ISO of 100 will give the SAME exposure (lighter or darker resulting image) whether a full frame sensor, an APS-C sensor, or a medium format sensor is used. The only difference will be that the field of view changes, the noise level changes and the depth-of-field changes.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 90th comment | 10 replies

Cartier-Bresson once said, "you have to milk a lot of cows to get a little bit of cheese." Yes he shot an awful lot to get his "decisive moments." So what? He GOT his decisive moments and in my opinion (and that of many others), produced some of the greatest photos of all time. If you do not understand his photos, so be it. Maybe they are not for you. Was he aware of the compositional elements that so often came together in his shots? I doubt he thought very much about them, but I would bet that he was at least sub consciously aware of things going on.
"Good photography" can mean 100 different things to 100 different people. To many camera club fans, it means following rules set forward by other camera club members. To camera forum members a good photo may be one that is technically proficient made by an expensive camera. To an artist, it may involve a communication with things such as "form" and "content."
Not all is right for everyone. To each his own as they say.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
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